Friday, 5 March 2010
A Practical Coat
The coat is made of a thick wool-linen blend (like many of the other cloaks and coats seen on these pages) and is lined in real silk brocade. It has long, decorative buttonholes and is edged in the brocade lining.
The coat isn't actually black, it's actually a midnight green. That said, unless in direct sunlight, it does look more black than green.
Whether or not it's actually practical, is of course another matter. After all, silk brocade isn't very machine washable, but it is cut to be out of the mud unless a truly horrific site.
In other news: The new Character Kit website is live! Many broken links now litter the Costume Mercenary blog. Please be patient as I rummage through the archives and straighten it all out again.
To commission a similar coat from the Costume Mercenary would cost in the region of £90-110.
More photos under the cut.